The Family Table is a cutting edge eating healing experience for those who struggle with eating issues, want to enjoy eating more or experience personal struggle. I have created it.
Consider this: Our families unwittingly carry life stress to the table. You hear and feel it, and observe it being acted out. It is natural for us to react to this stress by developing a protective response. After all we are positioned at a place that we don't want to leave because we might not be able to finish our food. We choose to stay and eat, and dissociate, or "go away," from eating.
Established unconscious eating rhythms and movements continue into the present day. Although unscientific, this is what I have found in 100% of the clients with whom I have applied this modality. It is my contention that since our eating patterns establish themselves during our early years, during infancy and even in utero, learned eating rhythms can be revealed, and ultimately healed through a mental reset of current lifestyle and desires.
Consider these questions:
- Was there family conflict and arguing during mealtimes?
- Did you eat together as a family?
- Was there physical or verbal abuse at the table?
- Did one or both of your parents show up for meals drunk or on drugs?
- Were you forced to eat foods that you did not like and to "clean your plate"?
- Were you punished for eating or not eating?
- Did you feel nourished, fed and cared for?
- Did you feel as if there was never enough food?
This table work actually centers around a table, and is set during the family meal time, although the family is not physically present. Family table scenarios are endless in possibility. From competition to starvation to dad's alcoholism and hostile shouts to family philosophies handed down from generation to generation.
It is through this table experience that patterns for growth are revealed. Current eating issues may parallel childhood stress and strains.
You might go 'unconscious' when you eat, still feel as if there is never enough or avoid meal times by eating fast and leaving the table quickly. Some people think of eating and feel sad, and they do not understand why.
This Family Table work is of my own design and is generally a one session experience.
Set your appointment by calling (412.344.2272). Ask to experience Family Table Work.
You can return to the table in peace.